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Candida albicans Septic Thrombosis of the Right Atrium Is Associated with a Central Venous Catheter

Alain Kentos, Philippe Dufaye, Frédérique Jacobs, Jean-Marie De Smet, Elisabeth Serruys and Jean-Pierre Thys
Clinical Infectious Diseases
Vol. 21, No. 2 (Aug., 1995), pp. 440-442
Published by: Oxford University Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4458806
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Candida albicans Septic Thrombosis of the Right Atrium Is Associated with a Central Venous Catheter
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Abstract

Right atrial thrombus formation is a rare complication of central venous catheterization in adults. Infection of this thrombus is exceptional. A case of a right atrial thrombus associated with Candida albicans infection is described. Surgical thrombectomy, withdrawal of the catheter, and long-term antiinfectious therapy seem the only appropriate treatment. The literature on this unusual condition is reviewed.

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